Tag Archives: Uganda

Africa's New Frontier
December 5, 2012

Uganda: Africa’s New Frontier (NatGeo)

National Geographic defines Uganda as ‘Africa’s new frontier’ and names it in its Best of the World 2013! Every year the editors of the National Geographic Traveler choose twenty destinations that they think are home to the best trips in the world for the coming year. Following on from last year’s accolades from the Lonely…

Gorilla Group Return Home
November 26, 2012

Nyakagezi Gorilla Group Return Home

We are delighted to announce that the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, long-time residents of Mgahinga National Park, has just returned home from Rwanda! There are a total of 80 mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, but the travelling Nyakagezi group are the only habituated group for tourism. Their recent arrival in the park before…

50th Independence
October 9, 2012

Uganda’s 50th Independence Day

Today marks an important celebration in the history of Uganda as it’s not only Independence Day but a golden jubilee year of 50 years since their independence. Uganda has come a long way in the last 50 years and there has been a lot to celebrate. Lonely Planet this year named Uganda the top destination…

Three Gorilla Deaths
September 14, 2012

Tragic Report of Three Gorillas’…

Volcanoes was hugely saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two wild mountain gorillas. Bwiruka, a senior female mountain gorilla, was found dead by trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on Monday. The cause of death is yet to be established but is suspected to be advanced age. Also, 3-year-old male mountain gorilla Akarusho…

Sculpture Gallery Opens
August 31, 2012

Rwenzori Visitor Centre Opens

The new Rwenzori Mountains National Park visitor centre, one of the last projects of the Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift program (STAR), is open for business! The STAR program is funded by USAID and has handed the centre over to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The new centre will offer visitors to the park…

Olympic Gold
August 13, 2012

Graceful Gold for the Pearl…

FARMER’S SON BRINGS HOME THE BACON AS UGANDA CELEBRATES OLYMPIC GOLD! Volcanoes Safaris are delighted to join in the celebrations and congratulations to Uganda’s very own Marathon Man Stephen Kiprotich on his stunning gold medal in the Olympic Marathon in London. Kiprotich, 23, a farmers’ son from the Kapchorwa District close to the Kenyan border,…

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